St. John’s College stands out among American educational institutions with its unique liberal arts approach and esteemed reputation. The college emphasizes collaborative study and in-depth exploration of original texts. Students dive into the works of iconic figures like Plato, Nietzsche, and Einstein, wrestling with profound human questions. Engaging in spirited debates, translations, writing, and experiments, they hone their skills in articulate speaking, attentive reading, effective reasoning, and innovative thinking.
Classes at St. John’s are intimate, fostering a proactive approach to learning. The college prioritizes intellectual curiosity over mere expertise. The teachers act more as mentors than mere instructors, challenging students with thought-provoking questions rather than feeding information. Each student’s perspective is valued as discussions center on pivotal works across diverse fields from philosophy to laboratory sciences.
Immersed in this rigorous exploration, students sharpen their analytical thinking and critical assessment. They’re encouraged to value each other’s opinions, collaborate seamlessly, and live lives marked by introspection and collective endeavor. Beyond the undergraduate experience, the Graduate Institute at St. John’s offers advanced degrees.
St. John’s boasts two scenic campuses — in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Annapolis, Maryland. While students can transfer between these locations, many opt to experience a year at both. Each campus sits in a historic capital: Santa Fe nestled by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Annapolis perched near the Chesapeake Bay’s College Creek. Though they share the same academic core, each campus provides its own rich set of experiences.